Half-Blood Blues: A Novel

Half-Blood Blues: A Novel Author Esi Edugyan
ISBN-10 1250012708
ISBN-13 9781250012708
Year 2012-02-28
Pages 321
Language English
Publisher Picador
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Winner of the Scotiabank Giller PrizeMan Booker Prize Finalist 2011An Oprah Magazine Best Book of the YearShortlisted for the Governor General s Literary Award for FictionBerlin 1939 The Hot Time Swingers a popular jazz band has been forbidden to play by the Nazis Their young trumpet player Hieronymus Falk declared a musical genius by none other than Louis Armstrong is arrested in a Paris caf He is never heard from again He was twenty years old a German citizen And he was black Berlin 1952 Falk is a jazz legend Hot Time Swingers band members Sid Griffiths and Chip Jones both African Americans from Baltimore have appeared in a documentary about Falk When they are invited to attend the film s premier Sid s role in Falk s fate will be questioned and the two old musicians set off on a surprising and strange journey From the smoky bars of pre war Berlin to the salons of Paris Sid leads the reader through a fascinating little known world as he describes the friendships love affairs and treacheries that led to Falk s incarceration in Sachsenhausen Half Blood Blues is a story about music and race love and loyalty and the sacrifices we ask of ourselves and demand of others in the name of art

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